Beyond Bob Marley: Five Reggae Songs You Might Not Know, But Should

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For the mellow mood we’re all looking for from time to time, there’s no quicker way to get their than the laid-back vibes of reggae. Along with its sister genres dub, ska, dancehall and rocksteady, reggae’s smooth style of seductive rhythm instantly transports you to giddily happy memories. Just as reggae takes over your mind and your body, it’s also taken over popular music as we know it. It’s hard to even turn on the radio without hearing a song that exhibits a little bit of skanking flare. And if you enjoy the beautiful rhythms as much as we do, you probably want to know as much about this music as you can. We decided to give you a loving hand by providing our list of the 5 reggae songs you should know, so that you can have a little more fun at your next local show.
Beyond Bob Marley: Five Reggae Songs You Might Not Know, But Should
Image Credit: Flickriver.com
For the mellow mood we’re all looking for from time to time, there’s no quicker way to get their than the laid-back vibes of reggae. Along with its sister genres dub, ska, dancehall and rocksteady, reggae’s smooth style of seductive rhythm instantly transports you to giddily happy memories. Just as reggae takes over your mind and your body, it’s also taken over popular music as we know it. It’s hard to even turn on the radio without hearing a song that exhibits a little bit of skanking flare. And if you enjoy the beautiful rhythms as much as we do, you probably want to know as much about this music as you can. We decided to give you a loving hand by providing our list of the 5 reggae songs you should know, so that you can have a little more fun at your next local show.
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These five songs are all intrinsic to the canon of reggae music. A genre overshadowed by pop culture merchandizing (how many Bob Marley shirts exist in comparison to Toots and the Maytals tees?) these songs are often left by the wayside in our collective understanding of reggae. Without them, though, one cannot understand the genre. Its beauty is based so wholly on the idea of collaboration and unity that to be a true reggae fan, one should acquaint oneself with these five songs – I guarantee you’ll fall in love with them. How could you not? After all, it’s the soul of reggae.


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